Alright. I’m doing it. Taking the plunge. Putting practice into performance. I’m going for it. All in. Let’s do it. Boxing gloves on.
I am going to attempt to write 50,000 words in 30 days. That’s 1667 words a day. That’s not so bad. What makes it hard is writing them in a linear direction about the same topic and moving everything forward. Heh. I mean, sure right?
So…National November Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo) is a thing I’ve been aware of for about almost ten years now I think. I’ve always thought it I’d like to attempt it. The last few years I kind of hm’d and haw’d over it but when it finally came I’d throw a lazy hand at the screen and pull the blanket back over.
This year has been difference. Or, at least since June of this year it’s been difference. I’m writing consistently. Maybe not every day but enough writing to fit in something for every day since about the second week of June (and I only missed two days in June all together). So that’s 4 months straight writing something for every day. Some days multiple things for each day. Some of those posts I wrote were five or six thousand words each. I think if I’ve ever been ready to attempt such a thing now is a great time to do it.
Of course that means I’ll actually have to focus and write in a comprehensive manner. I’ll need to think of a story I want to commit to and write it to the best of my ability. It won’t have to be perfect but it will have to progress. The editing can take place after but now it’s just a point of getting it down.
In saying that, dear reader, I am probably going to have less creative works over the next 30 days. I know, you’ll all miss my love sick melancholy but I assure you there is plenty of that to come in December and the start of January.
In the mean time I’ll do what I originally wanted to do with my other dead blog. Have a kind of recap of my writing and how its going. Mainly for my own mental dump but also for posterity. I’m sure people will want to look back and marvel at the “what the fuck was he thinking” when I’m done. I know I will!
I’m sure I’ll need a break and drop a few things I’ll whip up on the spot. The creative muse peeks her head behind the red curtain whenever she sees fit. It’s her nature. I’ll never tell her no. But, hopefully her ADD can keep at bay and she can help me along with this endeavor.
So…I’m doing this. Lets hope it doesn’t get derailed in the first week by catastrophe.
Happy writing 🙂